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I'm going to offer a few counter-points to Dustin's answer. From my experience, presenting myself as the owner of a company, as opposed to a freelancer, led to a number of positive things (keep in mind this is all anecdotal): Presenting as a company allows you to increase your rates. From my experience, there was a limit to how much I could charge as an ...


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I haven't seen where its mattered too much. When I have hired for smaller projects I haven't cared if it's a company name or individual name. If I was hiring for "the next Uber" application, I would probably pay much more attention to the freelance profile than the name. A quality proposal, good price, a good profile, and responsiveness has been what I ...


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Which is better option: Individual. Most clients like to hire individual freelancers rather companies/agencies. I've seen a lot of jobs with something like this in the title 'Companies..No need to bid', 'Agencies stay away'. Just a few reasons why I much prefer an Individual over a company: I believe Individual freelancers are more talented than a company ...


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There's nothing wrong with a mass-email about a vacation or other unavailability. That seems like the best way to handle it. News on software updates and industry trends is a little more iffy. I would ask the client if they want to "subscribe" and don't mass-email those who aren't interested. You could also consider having a blog. Rate hikes are never good ...


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Why can't you work any more? I have 3 kids and I can still work full-time freelancing. Obviously, you want to work less and earn the same or more as before. The only answer is to make a company. Or maybe an agency and take a percentage for each project. The cheaper option is to have your own men, but you must have projects each month. The less to earn is ...


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If you don't have a network of people who regularly buy or sell businesses then you may require a broker to help set up a deal. A broker usually has the expertise and contacts to find suitable suitors for your business as well as offer insights on the valuation of your company. You might want to find a specialist business broker in technology as they will ...


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If you want to send individual emails from MS Outlook, you can do a Word mail merge to email. Just be careful because some ISP's watch the number of emails that go out in an hour for SPAM concerns. 24 emails is probably OK. I know my ISP will shut me down at 50 in a certain period. As a client, I would not be off put at all by receiving an "obviously" ...


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Distribute it in the form of a newsletter, which is openly mass-emailed. That will show that your business is healthy as you feel the need to address a larger audience at a time. And if you add a pinch of personalization like quoting the people's name (not much is needed), this will give a professional look and show effort for quality communication.


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